We're looking to collaborate with bat workers in the UK (ideally in the South-East as that's where we are; we're also happy to collaborate with those further afield and in other countries, see a bit below). We are planning on comparing data collected by drones with traditional methods and exploring new and unique uses (eg at altitude, over forest canopies, over water).
If you're not familiar with our project then you can see a review in our last post or to sum up: we're investigating drones as a tool for acoustic monitoring in bat work. We have successfully shown that bats can be acoustically recorded from drones - see the recordings of the quad here, plane here and boat here.
If you work at an ecological consultancy or research institution we'd love to hear from you and talk about how we could collaborate.
Please get in touch with us at either: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @project_erebus
If you're not in the UK and are curious about bat drones then we would be happy to offer our support and advice for how to buy/build your own drone and start collecting data! We also have a post on this subject here.
Looking forward to hearing from you!